The nautical look burst on the cultural scene in the ’20s. And its self-assured cachet has been making us feel smart ever since. In the height of the summer, does anything look as crisp as stripes? Or as brisk as cool blues?
Just as nautical couture is making a splash, the maritime look is having its moment in home decor, too. The quintessential stripe goes big and bold for a compelling statement. Patterned rugs have latticework that suggest boating knots. Navy outdoor throw pillows anchor the look with a splash of color and whimsy.
The new nautical is the classic sailor-chic reimagined – polished, but not overly preppy. The items here are ideas so spirited, they’ll be making waves on your patio for summers to come.
In its golden age from the ’40s to ’60s, the supper club was a destination whose holy trinity was drinks, dinner and dancing. It was a languorous, evening-long experience where nothing was hurried and everything was good.
Today, the proper supper club is enjoying a renaissance. Yes, the original wood-clad versions still exist, often dotting lakeshores in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. According to The New York Times, these clubs “still seduce with an iceberg salad, steak, a well-mixed cocktail and a ready table.” But these days, there are new kids in town.
Born of nostalgia, devotees are opening a new generation of the approachable, fabulously leisurely supper club. And as before, the clubs are becoming destinations.
Months before the Fourth of July, Frontgate gathers in Miami for our All-American Photo Shoot.
From the dawn’s early light to the twilight’s last gleaming, the photo shoot is a portrait of masterfully organized chaos.
Countless hours of planning come down to one day. Product handlers begin before dawn, toting furniture down to the beach. Stylists fluff pillows and outfit models. Everything’s in place before the sun gets too high and the wind kicks in. Shots are taken before an afternoon storm rumbles overhead.
It’s a lot of work, but it’s loads of fun, too. And when the final shot is taken as the sun sets over the horizon, we’re all ready to toast the red, white and blue.
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Our favorite season is now in full swing! And as we approach the Fourth of July, summer’s trajectory becomes a soaring Roman candle, streaming red, white and blue. This is the time for classic Americana, in all its exuberance.
There are dozens of brilliant ways to show your spirit. From gorgeous bunting to festive flag pillows and fabulous tabletop decor from designers like Kim Seybert, it’s all about setting the stage for a star-spangled celebration.
Of course, it’s not a celebration without food, and in our melting pot of a country, we relish countless flavors. Lamb – the mainstay of many cooking cultures for millennia – is spectacular cooked over an open flame. Lean, yet succulent and bursting with flavor … it’s a mouthful of luxury hot off the grill. Served with spicy sauce and corn on the cob? Now that’s American style.
Menu contributed by Kelly Sterling.
2 racks of lamb, 1¼ to 1½ lbs. each
Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
Chimichurri Sauce (recipe below) […]